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    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.
    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.

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    President Donald Trump is ignoring his attorney general's public request to stop tweeting about the Justice Department.
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    Facebook has decided to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network's rules governing political ads.
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    The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and two of its U.S. subsidiaries.
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    Celebrate the one you love this Valentine's Day! Share your photos with us.
    Celebrate the one you love this Valentine's Day! Share your photos with us.
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     Siba, the standard poodle, poses for photographs after winning Best in Show in the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Siba, the standard poodle, poses for photographs after winning Best in Show in the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
    Siba, the standard poodle, poses for photographs after winning Best in Show in the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show.Siba, the standard poodle, poses for photographs after winning Best in Show in the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
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    Photos from the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which runs Feb. 9-11 in New York.
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    Cheap Trick performs at NYCB Theatre At Westbury
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